Come visit the Great Bow Wharf, the wonderful Kitchen at the Wharf and see our new exhibition. We have works from Fiona Godfrey, Sara Dudman, Arran Willcocks, Alice Crane, Lizzie Induni and Janey Rieveley. The exhibition will be up until the end of September, so don’t miss your chance to see the amazing work.
About the artists and their work:
Alice uses unusual domestic and recycled materials to create her pieces. A degree in Fine Art Textiles (graduated Goldsmith’s London in 1993) has fuelled Alice’s love of combining stitch and paint. Alice is passionate about passing on creative skills to children and young people and gained over 10 years’ experience as a participatory artist, delivering workshops and projects for early years, schools, community and adult learning, before joining the SPAEDA as Artistic Director in 2001.
Sara is a full-time practicing artist, educator and curator, working predominantly in painting and drawing, often incorporating video as a source. Her work focuses on human interactions and interventions in the landscape and its associated culture, history and husbandry. She practices individually and also works in collaboration with Debbie Locke, exploring the synergy between intuitive and digital mark-making as well as the processes which challenge mechanical and expressive approaches to contemporary art.
Arran has been working as a Course Manager in art and design at post 16 level for 27 years. During this period she has been involved with many new initiatives with art and design, including The Wessex Scheme, forging links with Europe, running residential visits and establishing a significant pattern of connections with regional and national museums and galleries for education purposes. Reflecting on a long held interest on the nature, sources and applications of light well as its absence, Arran has butted together 3 pairs of images to create a new dialogue between the observed and the remembered.
Jane’s work mainly consists of abstract imagery and texture, in the medium of printmaking; lithography, etching, collagraph and screen print. Jane became passionate about the process and technique behind different printmaking methods after study Fine Art Printmaking at Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2013. She has a particular interest in lithography, with her most recent influence being David Lynch, the film director, and his selection of prints. His art work has a dark humour to it that Jane finds exciting and original, almost like dreams he jotted down.
Lizzie makes her own paint, using calcium hydroxide (lime) and pigments, which she uses to create images of the landscape. She studied painting and photography at Dartington College if Arts. Lizzie is extremely interested in making art from raw materials found in the environment, combining this with an understanding of traditional building materials and techniques to make her paintings. Lizzie has worked as a professional illustrator and a teacher, and now runs art workshops in schools.
Fiona is one of SPAEDA’s Associate Consultants and runs training for teachers on the visual arts and creativity in primary schools. Fiona is interested in capturing the subtleties of posture, body language, personality and the dynamics of different relationships. Alongside Fiona’s work in education, she is a qualified psychotherapist with a small private practice.
In February 2015, Fiona went on sabbatical, living for four months on the Isle of Ulva on the West Coast of Scotland; writing and painting. Kitchen Window is taken from a much longer series of small colour studies capturing the changing light and weather conditions seen from the cottage. Over several weeks Fiona used the making of these studies as a form of meditation practice.